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guest for you, antonio villaraigosa, mayor of los angeles, a former union organizer, former speaker of the california assembly, and the first hispanic mayor of los angeles since 1872. he is the chairman of the democratic national convention. thank you for joining us. good to see you. need a microphone. yes. i apologize -- >> i apologize for being late. the first lady had a rough time getting into the place, so we were a little late. >> we have talked a lot about immigration, but as mayor you have had a focus on education. 47% of americans under 18 are now non-white. are we on track to provide those young african-americans, hispanics, other minority kids the tools and skills they need to move into the middle class? >> absolutely not. let me refer to a friend, tom friedman, when he writes that the world is flat and we are not competing, he is talking about our kids a good of princeton, yale, ucla, stanford -- we are not competing in math and science around the world. when you talk about kids that are poor, you are talking about an achievement gap where these people are not competing w
get for the senate. if you look at the trajectory of barack obama's life in 2000, in los angeles, he could not even get a credential to get inside the convention. he had to leave because his credit card was rejected. this year, he will accept the nomination for the second time as his party's nominee. >> it is interesting to watch, even as these parties are nominating a candidate or three nominating a candidate, everybody has an eye on for years from now. a lot of people with presidential aspirations are making a point going over and visiting the iowa delegation. these conventions are also about the future of the party. that was certainly in 2004 the speech that made a career. but at the time, barack obama was not on any one's radar. >> the mayor of los angeles has been just about everywhere, including this network. the governor of maryland not only delivering a speech in prime time, but performing with his caltech and. but we have not seen much from the mayor of -- the governor of new york. >> we have not and i don't know what his schedule was here. >> the other question about hillar
chamber of commerce in los angeles. tomorrow he is in new york city. wednesday he travels to florida. you can follow the road to the white house on the c-span networks. this group is organized by the hart research associates. responding to what the undecided have to say. that is at 8:30 eastern, here on c-span. again, mitt romney speaking live to supporters in los angeles. that starts at 3:15 eastern. we will have it for you here on c-span. until then, a look at school nutrition programs in u.s.. host: every monday on "washington journal," we take a look at your money. taxpayer dollars and what programs they're going towards. today, looking at the federal school lunch program. our guest is jessica donze black, the kid's safe and healthy food director project for pew health and group. the national school lunch program in 2011 cost $11 billion. at lunch is served, 32 million per day. what is the school lunch program? guest: it is a federally funded program that makes lunches available to students all of the country on a daily basis. and actually started in the 1940's so it's been around a v
forward. please join me in welcoming the permanent chair of the convention, los angeles marmayor antonio villaraigosa. [cheers and applause] he is the 41st mayor of los angeles. he was first born on july 1, 2005 and reelected to a second term 2005. he served on the los angeles city council and in the california state assembly. he is also the former president of the u.s. conference of mayors. i can assure you that we did not plan to wear the same color tonight. it is now my pleasure to turn over the gavel to my friends in the permanent chair of the 46 the democratic national convention, mayor antonio villaraigosa. >> thank you. thank you. i love you. thank you for your leadership of this great party and your role in planning this convention. i am honored to serve as the chair of this historic 2012 dnc where we will renominate president obama and vice president joe biden. [cheers and applause] as i introduce the permit share of the 2012 convention, as i introduced the first official to ask a here, congressman steny hoyer to give remarks on behalf of the convention parliamentarians, thank y
that are accustomed to it like miami and phoenix and los angeles and alice, but it is spreading diversity to places that have not known much of it in their history. from 20 -- from 2000-10, it accounted for the majority of the population in 18 states and at least 40% and seven others. it is bringing new flavors to places that have long had the demographic of a blood of white bread and mayonnaise. -- equivalent of white bread and mayonnaise. the transformation has not made its way as quickly in the political every now, but inexorable, the democracy is leaving an imprint there, too. and when bill clinton was first elected, 12% of the vote was non-wide. 80% of the vote was cast by whites. when barack obama was elected, 26% of the vote was cast by non- whites. hispanics were 2% of the vote in 1992 and 9% in 2008. and the best estimate is that 50,000 young hispanic people who were born in the u.s. and our citizens turn 18 every month, and will do so for at least the next 20 years. if whites and minorities voted in the same way they did in 2008, but at the proportions that they were in 1992, john mccain,
♪ >> ladies and gentlemen, please welcome the chair of the 2012 democratic national convention, los angeles mayor, antonio villaraigosa. >> the second session of the 46th quadrennial national convention of the democratic party will now come to order. [applause] i asked you last night if there was enthusiasm in halt and i can't hear you. it do that again. [applause] welcome, delegates, alternate, a standing committee members, special guests and other friends. members of the news media, guests from the world and our fellow americans to our deliberations. the chair recognizes the delegate from ohio, the chair of the platform, former gov. ted strickland. >> mr. chairman, i move we suspend the rules to permit an amendment to the platform adopted by this convention last night. >> governor strickland has made a motion on the floor to suspend the rules. is there a second? a motion to suspend the rules and to amend at the platform has been moved and seconded. this is a non-debatable motion requiring a two-thirds vote. all those in favor of suspending the rules, say aye. all those opposed? in
and government, foundations and universities. ask the mayors who are here. [applause] los angeles is getting green and chicago is getting an infrastructure bank because republicans and democrats are working together to get it. they didn't check their brains at the door. they didn't stop disagreeing, but their purpose was to get something done. now, why is this true? why does cooperation work better than constant conflict? because nobody's right all the time, and a broken clock is right twice a day. [laughter] [applause] and every one of us -- every one of us and every one of them, we're compelled to spend our fleeting lives between those two extremes, knowing we're never going to be right all the time and hoping we're right more than twice a day. [laughter] unfortunately, the faction that now dominates the republican party doesn't see it that way. they think government is always the enemy, they're always right, and compromise is weakness. just in the last couple of elections, they defeated two distinguished republican senators because they dared to cooperate with democrats on issues importan
between the los angeles convention, boston, denver, and now charlotte, and it felt like it went very smoothly, and it did because there is a lot of security. you need to give yourself extra time did i almost got late for the early show on cbs. it was hard getting in. i am hoping it will go as smoothly as possible, but we will see. in an event that big, with that many moving parts, there is always something that will not go as planned. >> there are a lot of people -- the folks we will see and hear -- connect the dots for us, but casual viewers can take away from the three nights. >> i think it and will see themselves, a cross-section of america. i'm not just saying democrats -- i think americans feel good about that. i think they will see a party -- >> help us interpret what we will be seeing, connect the dots. >> i learned something yesterday i did not know. they ask you, what suit are you wearing, because they what to blend you in right, and i thought they were joking -- >> what suit? >> this is a black one. i have a blue one. when you have to travel like this, you bring two suits a
. whether it was a congressional race in los angeles, every recount show there is at least a thousand or more, all certified votes. senator grassley said there are over 9000 non-citizens voting in iowa. every time anybody bothers to look, there is a lot of fun qualified voters voting. for that is an example because people both in new york once and vote in florida again. whenever you dig below the rock, you find this problem, and the problem is no better digs deep. if it is not a close election. >> you are saying the evidence comes from predominantly those close elections? >> i do not know what your margin of victory was, but nobody will check to see who the voters were. there is documented instances when it does look like -- >> one would presume if there were conspiracies or movements or plans to vote and numbers fraudulently, which presumes an intent to violate the law, just mistakes that occur when somebody puts down the wrong address or votes in the wrong district, that those kinds of plants or intentional violations of law would be in some way detected, even in non-close elections
to show you what governor romney had to seyyed when he was in los angeles about how his administration -- potential administration would handle the china issue. >> i will pursue a comprehensive policy and confront them about their unfair trade practices and i will do that from day one. the president may think that announcing new trade lawsuits less than two months before the election will distract from his record, but american businesses and workers struggling on an uneven playing field know better. host: how would his policies differ from what the administration is doing? guest: most obvious one, what mitt romney has said he would be interested on day one naming china as a currency manipulator. this is a very hot topic in washington and beyond. most economists believe that china is manipulating its currency to some extent. how much, there is room for debate. the difference is, by naming china, you are uping the ante there and doing something that will probably elicit some sort of reaction in beijing. whether or not that is a good idea is up for debate. he has tried to draw a clear dif
demonstrations, in i believe los angeles and houston, among other places. those are posted on the web. but we have no indication of anything that is violent in nature. nonetheless, immediately after the attack in benghazi, we began outreach to a number of groups within the country, faith-based groups and others, who could be the target of a violent attack and provided them with guidance on things they can do to make sure they are as safe as possible. so we continue that outreach. we continue working with our local partners in terms of what they are seeing on the ground and then monitoring the open source media. >> thank you. let me ask you, finally, what we as a government can do to counteract the impact of this film? we are a country of almost 310 billion people now. this film, hateful, really, was done by a handful of people, and yet american embassies, consulates, not only are the subject of protests, which is very much in the american spirit of civil protests and right of free speech, but going beyond that to destruction of property and at its worst a terrorist attack on benghazi that kil
. you are ready. thank you. [applause] god bless america. please welcome sandra fluk los angeles, california. >> one future looks like an offensive obsolete relic of our past. warnings of that future and not distractions. they are not imagine that. that future could become real. in that america, your new president could be a man who stands by when a public figure tries to silence a private citizen with hateful slurs. [applause] toan who won't stand up those slurs or to any of the extreme bigoted voices in his own party. it would be an america in which you have a new vice president who co-sponsored a bill that would allow pregnant women to die preventable deaths in our emergency rooms. as america, in which states humiliate women by forcing us to endure in days of ultrasound that we don't want and our doctors say that we don't need. an america in which access to birth control is controlled by people who will never use it. [applause] and america in which politicians redefine rape and victims are victimized all over again. in which someone decides which domestic violence victim deser
. in the next hour, the gavel will come down by convention share. along with the mayor of los angeles. we will also hear from steady hoyer. his delegates are voting on the convention rules, followed by the convention platform. followed by governor bev perdu and pat quinn, then head -- tim kane. he is the former chair of the democratic national committee. we will hear from nancy pelosi, along with the mayor of charlotte, and a fox, harry reid, and our 39th president by video, jimmy carter, who accepted his own party nomination here in 1976. also, a tribute to the late edward kennedy. nancy keenan will deliver remarks before the delegates. governor lincoln chafee of rhode island, and governor cliburn of south carolina. the former governor of ohio will deliver remarks to the delegates and kathleen sebelius, along with the chicago mayor, wrong -- rohm emmanuel. at 10:00 eastern time, martin o'malley, a potential 2016 candidate for presidency. and the first lady, michelle obama. joining us inside the arena, our national political correspondent for "the new york times." as you look at these pol
and chancellor, u.t.c. qualified for this year's ncaa championship in los angeles. in pliesmann: on behalf of all east -- mr. fleischmann: on behalf of all east tennesseans, i want to congratulate steven fox. i look forward to many future successes at u.t.c. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. for what purpose does the gentlelady from pennsylvania seek recognition? ms. schwartz: to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentlelady from pennsylvania is recognized for one minute. ms. schwartz: we've seen economic recovery over the past four years but we have work to do. the fiscal policies that end this year present a rare opportunity to set aside politics and find common ground to reduce our nation's deficit in a balanced and fiscal responsible manner. but action must be based on our priorities and means strengthening the middle class and building economic opportunity. it means spending cuts and new revenues. we will need to make tough choices, but there is a path forward if we are fair, if we are committed to obligations to
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